Home Game is a novel of return and the coming of age in the sixties. It is about change, being an immigrant/exile and having to make choices which have grave consequences. It is about friendship, family and the conflicts created by trying to do the right thing.
Of Home Game, Jack Todd of the Montreal Gazette says, ”Endre Farkas writes with the same meticulous aplomb whether he’s chronicling the inner workings of a soccer ‘friendly’ in Hungary at the height of the Cold War, the brutal oppression of the post-1956 police state in the country where he was born, or the burgeoning sexual and artistic freedoms in Montreal in the late 1960s. In Home Game, the sequel to his highly praised novel Never, Again, he deftly builds the suspense to almost unbearable levels, proving that the best literary fiction can also be a real page-turner.”
Wednesday March 11, 2020 Beaconsfield Library 1:00 Free. Open to the Public
Thursday March 12, 2020 John Abbott College
ALAS ! POSTPONED
Tuesday March 31, 2020 University of Szeged, Hungary
Wednesday April 1, 2020 Eötvös Lorand University, Hungary
Thursday April 2, 2020 Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary
Tuesday April 7, 2020 University of Debrecen, Hungary
Wednesday April 8, 2020 University of Debrecen, Hungary
Thursday April 16, 2020 University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Monday April 20, 2020 The House of Art and Literature, Pécs, Hungary 18:00 Free. Open to the Public
Tuesday April 21, 2020 University of Pécs, Hungary
Tuesday April 28, 2020 University of Masaryk, Czech Republic
Launch of HOME GAME at the Atwater Library October 23, 2019
West Island Launch of HOME GAME
at TWIGS Café in Ste. Anne de Bellevue
Nov. 19, 2019
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Endre Farkas, Carolyn Marie Souaid, Phillip Ross White & Michel Bonneau
Welcome you to and Evening in the Muses’ Company:
An evening of poetry; from sound to speech.
An evening of music; from breath to beat.
An evening of poetry; from page to stage.
An evening of music; from moment to moment.
An evening of poetry; from word to world.
An evening of music; from harmony to cacophony.
@ Café Shaika 5526 Sherbrooke Ouest
Saturday May 25, 2019
Michel, Ross,& Endre rehearsing Love in Quebec
Carolyn & Ross discussing The City of Everything
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Arabic Lesson #1
In 2013, Carolyn Marie Souaid and I enrolled in a class to learn Arabic. It was an unofficial class given by a recently arrived Israeli Palestinian, Anwar Alhjooj. He had been a lawyer in Israel. He is now director of Montreal City Mission. There were about seven of us, who met once a week to grasp the sounds, words and phrases of a language that had me tearing out what little hair I had left. The subtle, silent consonants and throaty diphthongs were almost inaccessible to my tone-deaf ears, mind and lips. But the real lessons turned out to be more the discussions (mainly in English) about politics and culture with occasional focus on the meaning of words, pronunciation and syntax. The wall of language became a bridge and the experience, the genesis of the play Arabic Lessons.
Endre Farkas, Sophie Stone Michel Bonneau, Adrian Marquis Manicom, Rebecca Bauer
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Duke Eatmon of Radio Noon (CBC 88.5 or 104.7 FM) has invited me to be on his show Tuesday April 23 (12:00-1:00) (Shakespeare’s birthday) to talk about National Poetry Month. I will be focusing on Montreal English Poetry and poets for a whole hour! I will talk about its past, present and maybe its future, its role, its duty, its soul. I will read poems by Montreal poets. You are invited/encouraged to call in to ask questions, to tell us of your encounter with Montreal poets and poetry. Do you have a favourite poet, poem(s)? Does poetry have any relevance in this time and place?